I don't know about you but things out in the universe feel unsettled to me. I have always been very intuitive and more so lately. The energy feels weird. And when I feel this way it makes me anxious. It seems like alot of people around me are going through tough stuff and I know that kind of stuff happens all the time but lately it seems as though its all at once. I am having lots of trouble keeping myself in the moment.
My arm saga continues. I went to the doctor yesterday to have her check my incision site. For the past few days it has been getting red and I felt a lump forming. I have never been a good healer from scars but this redness worried me. Its not looking as good as it had last week. So she said it was ok, just a bit inflamed. The lump apparently is scar tissue. I was shocked to hear that it would be forming so fast. The stitches just came out 2 weeks ago. I am now 4 weeks post surgery. Anyway she said if there is any pain that develops to come in otherwise I will go back in 3 weeks for her to see how it is progressing. So needless to say my anxiety is increasing with regards to that situation.
In the meanwhile I have been watching a new DVD by artist David Dunlop. He is an amazing landscape painter and I love the technique he uses. Very different than how I have painted landscape before. He does mostly oil painting but he had a lesson dvd on acrylics. I am following along with the lesson painting the same scene as he in the same color palette. I feel like it is the best way for me to learn. This piece started out with a textured background using alizarin crimson and ultramarine blue. A new color for me is cerulean blue which I have used for the sky. I really am liking the color and see me using in in other abstract pieces.
I was reminded how much more difficult it is for me to paint something this structured after doing so much abstract mixed media. I am not sure how far I will go with this as I got pretty frustrated. lol The perfectionist in me goes to town and it isn't good! If I continue with this piece I will be sure to post its progress.
Hope you have been up to lots of good things!